The Ethipoian Monastery is located on the left hand side, very close to the patriarchate chapel and the Church of Holy Sepulchre - it is also called Deir El-Sultan

The Ethipoian Monastery is located on the left hand side, very close to the patriarchate chapel and the Church of Holy Sepulchre - it is also called Deir El-Sultan

This medieval cloister erected by the Crusaders - The cupola in the middle of the roof section admits light to St Helena’s crypt below

This medieval cloister erected by the Crusaders - The cupola in the middle of the roof section admits light to St Helena’s crypt below

Ethiopian legend tells that it was during this visit that the Queen of Sheba, together with King Solomon, produced heirs to both royal houses, one of whom brought the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia

Ethiopian legend tells that it was during this visit that the Queen of Sheba, together with King Solomon, produced heirs to both royal houses, one of whom brought the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia

An old water pump on the site

An old water pump on the site

Ownership of the monastery has been a source of contention between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Ownership of the monastery has been a source of contention between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

The Ethiopian community has been residing in Jerusalem for the last two millennia, dating back to the 4th century A.D

The Ethiopian community has been residing in Jerusalem for the last two millennia, dating back to the 4th century A.D

Inner rooms of the monastery are decorated with the paintings, depicting Ethiopian saints

Inner rooms of the monastery are decorated with the paintings, depicting Ethiopian saints

Two priests inside the inner rooms - this place was very quiet as compared to the other buildings nearby

Two priests inside the inner rooms - this place was very quiet as compared to the other buildings nearby

Ceiling of the Last Supper Room, also known as the Upper Room and the Cenacle - is a room in Jerusalem traditionally held to be the site of The Last Supper

Ceiling of the Last Supper Room, also known as the Upper Room and the Cenacle - is a room in Jerusalem traditionally held to be the site of The Last Supper

This room is located directly above the Tomb of David, very close to the Zion Gate

This room is located directly above the Tomb of David, very close to the Zion Gate

Mehrab inside the Last Supper Room - the current building dates from the 12th century

Mehrab inside the Last Supper Room - the current building dates from the 12th century

This is a rectangular room with pillars and a groin-vaulted ceiling

This is a rectangular room with pillars and a groin-vaulted ceiling

The Last Supper Room has few remains of a mosque, including restored stained-glass Ottoman windows with Arabic inscriptions and the ornate mehrab

The Last Supper Room has few remains of a mosque, including restored stained-glass Ottoman windows with Arabic inscriptions and the ornate mehrab

An olive tree sculpture inside the Last Supper Room

An olive tree sculpture inside the Last Supper Room

This stained glass window belongs to the Ottoman era

This stained glass window belongs to the Ottoman era

A small tower/minaret of the Last Super Rom on the left while the bell tower of the Abbey of the Dormition is to the right

A small tower/minaret of the Last Super Rom on the left while the bell tower of the Abbey of the Dormition is to the right